"It is impossible to get better and look good at the same time.
Give yourself permission to be a beginner. By being willing to be a bad artist, you have a chance to be an artist, and perhaps, over time, a very good one."― Author and writing teacher Julia Cameron on what it takes to improve.
The HTS Summer School allows students to personalize their learning path beyond the regular academic school year. By offering a diverse summer course load, students in grades 8-11 will be able to find a course in their area of interest and the grade level that is most suitable for them. The HTS Summer School proudly offers grade 9-12 credits in the subject areas of Mathematics, Science, Computer Science, Global Studies, Modern Languages, and English.
 
The 2022 Summer School will be a mix of face to face courses (following HTS hybrid expectations) and fully online courses. The reason why we are offering both options is that starting for the graduating class of 2024, they will be required to have completed two online courses in order to receive an Ontario Secondary School Diploma. HTS wants to ensure that we are providing pathways for students to do that within our HTS program offerings. 
 
There are many benefits for a student to take a summer course at HTS. Smaller class sizes permit the student to dive into any subject matter with increased personalized support from their teacher. Having one course to focus on is also a unique experience for the student, something they would not receive during their regular academic year. This concentrated manner of study helps our students to grasp difficult concepts with less distraction, as well as to expand on their areas of interest and this permits them to take their learning further. For students who are currently in grade 8, enrolling in a class over the summer helps them to prepare for the academic rigours they can expect to experience in our Senior School.
 
Taking a summer course is an excellent choice both for a student who is looking to improve and for a student who is looking to reach ahead. Students gain confidence, hone study skills, and often have the opportunity to expand their academic options for what they can study the following year.
 
We look forward to seeing you next summer!

Regards,

John Doma
Summer School Principal
jdoma@hts.on.ca

Summer School Hours

Wednesday, June 29, 2022 to Wednesday, July 27, 2022
Classes start: 9:30am
Classes end: 2:30pm

Final Examination/Evaluation: Wednesday, July 27, at 9:30am
Extra help:
• Monday to Friday 9:00am to 9:30am
• Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 2:30pm to 3:00pm

There will be no classes on Friday, July 1, to observe Canada Day.

Grade 9 and 10 Summer Courses

List of 6 items.

  • GRADE 9 CORE FRENCH, APPLIED (FSF1P)

    IMPORTANT 
    This course will be offered ONLINE ONLY.

    Bonjour! Do you want to be able to survive if you are stranded in Quebec? This class is perfect for those who do not have a strong background in French but would like to be able to communicate and learn about French culture. Through speaking exercises that strengthen oral communication, reading, writing and using media, you will have the opportunity to learn important skills. You will enhance your ability to understand and speak French through conversations, discussions and presentations. You will also read short stories, articles, poems and songs, and write brief descriptions, letters, dialogues and invitations.

    Open to students currently in: Grade 8 & Grade 9

    Instructor: TBA
    Prerequisite: No course is required
    Notes: The FSF1P, Grade 9 Core French, Applied course permits students to continue their learning of languages in their Grade 9 year by either taking Grade 10 Spanish or Grade 10 Mandarin. A second pathway for students who are not interested in pursuing a second language would be to enrol in a second art course in Grade 9. This course is not a prerequisite for Grade 10 French, Academic course, although students are able to further their French language studies with the Grade 9 French, Academic course in Grade 9. Students are encouraged to meet with their Student Success counsellor to discuss the best pathway for them.
    Textbook: Textbook will be provided
    Cost: $1375 
    Dates: Wednesday, June 29, to Wednesday, July 27, 2022 (no school on Friday, July 1, to observe Canada Day)
    Time: 9:30am to 2:30pm
  • GRADE 9 MATHEMATICS (MTH1W)

    IMPORTANT 
    1. This course will be offered IN-PERSON ONLY on our HTS campus. 
    2. Students will be required to bring their own lunch each day. The Dining Hall will be closed for the entire duration of Summer School.

    This course enables students to consolidate, and continue to develop, an understanding of mathematical concepts related to number sense and operations, algebra, measurement, geometry, data, probability and financial literacy. Students will use mathematical processes, mathematical modelling and coding to make sense of the mathematics they are learning and to apply their understanding to culturally responsive and relevant real-world situations. Students will continue to enhance their mathematical reasoning skills, including proportional reasoning, spatial reasoning and algebraic reasoning, as they solve problems and communicate their thinking.

    Open to students currently in: Grade 8* & Grade 9 

    Instructor: TBA
    Prerequisite: No course is required.
    *Notes: The MTH1W, Grade 9 Mathematics course is open to Grade 8 students following one of two pathways. For Grade 8 students planning on reaching ahead, they are required to finish Grade 8 mathematics with an average of 85% or higher. For Grade 8 students planning on using this summer course to prepare for Senior School, they are required to finish Grade 8 mathematics with an average of 70% or higher. These students will retake the Grade 9 mathematics course again in Grade 9 (September). 

    This course is also a pathway for Grade 9 students interested in improving their understanding of this material.

    Students are encouraged to meet with their Student Success counsellor to discuss the best pathway for them.
    Textbook: No textbook required
    Cost: $1375 
    Dates: Wednesday, June 29, to Wednesday, July 27, 2022 (no school on Friday, July 1, to observe Canada Day)
    Time: 9:30am to 2:30pm
  • GRADE 10 CANADIAN HISTORY SINCE WORLD WAR I (CHC2D)

    IMPORTANT 
    1. This course will be offered IN-PERSON ONLY on our HTS campus. 
    2. Students will be required to bring their own lunch each day. The Dining Hall will be closed for the entire duration of Summer School.

    Canada today is a far different place than it was in 1914. How much has Canada changed over the last 100 years? Why did these changes take place? You will explore the impact of two World Wars, the Depression and the Cold War on Canadian domestic attitudes and international stature. You will examine how changing demographics have altered our cultural, gender and social assumptions. By examining the key events of this period, you will appreciate the effort made by individuals and institutions to develop a society that today is recognized for being one of the top nations in the world in which to live.

    Open to students currently in: Grade 9

    Instructor: TBA
    Prerequisites: No course is required
    Textbook: Canadian Sources: Investigated 1914 To The Present (Nelson), ISBN: 9780176482992 (eTEXT ONLY)

    In June, families will receive an email with instructions on how to purchase their eTEXT from our HTS supplier.
    Cost: $1375 
    Dates: Wednesday, June 29, to Wednesday, July 27, 2022 (no school on Friday, July 1, to observe Canada Day)
    Time: 9:30am to 2:30pm
  • GRADE 10 CIVICS AND CITIZENSHIP/CAREER STUDIES (CHV20/GLC20)

    IMPORTANT 
    This course will be offered ONLINE ONLY.

    Careers: Career Studies, a very practical hands-on course that is all about you — your interests, values, goals and learning. This course will not only guide students to explore university and career options, it will also effectively prepare them to land their first or second, part-time job — guaranteed! Whether you are already employed or have never been employed, whether you have too many ideas about your future or none, every student will gain valuable skills and information, which can be readily applied in the “real world.” Come to the course prepared to learn and have fun, all while getting a plan in place for your future.

    Civics: Do you love to debate or love to research interesting topics such as climate change, music, media and sports? Well then this is the course for you, not only do you have to bring your courage to speak up and share what you are thinking in regards to issues in the world, in Canada and even in our school. You will also develop your research and writing skills so that you are a strong advocate for the things that matter the most to you. Citizenship is not only a privilege and right, but also a responsibility. Being a citizen is an active process where individuals co-exist and contribute to society as a whole. Participating in civic life contributes to the development of your identity, respect for others and a moral compass that not only guides you in your personal existence but in ways you decide to participate in society at a local, national and global level.

    Open to students currently in: Grade 9

    Instructor: TBA
    Prerequisites: No course is required
    Textbook: No textbook required
    Cost: $1375 
    Dates: Wednesday, June 29, to Wednesday, July 27, 2022 (no school on Friday, July 1, to observe Canada Day)
    Time: 9:30am to 2:30pm
  • (CANCELLED) GRADE 10 COMPUTER STUDIES (ICS2O)

    IMPORTANT 
    This course will be offered ONLINE ONLY.

    If you are using a smartphone, a basic home appliance or riding in a car, then you have already benefited from someone creating innovative and useful programming. Now ask yourself, what if you learn and start running these programs yourself? In this course, students will plan and write simple computer programs by applying fundamental programming concepts, and learn to create clear and maintainable internal documentation. They will also learn to manage a computer and investigate the social impact of computer technologies, and develop an understanding of environmental and ethical issues related to the use of computers. 

    Open to students currently in: Grades 7-10 (should not be taken if a student has taken or plans to take TEJ2O in Grade 10 at HTS)

    Instructor: TBA
    Prerequisites: No course is required
    Textbook: No textbook required
    Cost: $1375 
    Dates: Wednesday, June 29, to Wednesday, July 27, 2022 (no school on Friday, July 1, to observe Canada Day)
    Time: 9:30am to 2:30pm
  • GRADE 10 PRINCIPLES OF MATHEMATICS (MPM2D)

    IMPORTANT 
    This course will be offered ONLINE ONLY.

    In this course, you will extend your knowledge of linear relations from Grade 9 by exploring the interaction of two lines simultaneously on a Cartesian grid. You will also explore a new relation called a quadratic that shows up as a parabolic curve when graphed. You will solve real-life applications that center around parabolas and use graphing software to help you transform these curves. Trigonometry will also be introduced which explores the relationship between the side lengths and angles of triangles. Finally, you will confirm the properties of geometric figures learned in Grade 9 by using technology and your new algebra skills. The course will be taught using a variety of methods including video instruction, group learning, graphing software and traditional teaching. This will allow you to develop your mathematics skills in a way that best suits your learning style and needs and will help you to communicate more effectively in mathematics.

    Open to students currently in: Grade 9* or Grade  10

    Instructor: TBA
    Prerequisite: Grade 9 Mathematics, Academic (MTH1W or MPM1D)
    *Notes: The MPM2D, Grade 10 Principles of Mathematics course is open to Grade 9 students following one of two pathways. For Grade 9 students planning on reaching ahead, they are required to finish Grade 9 mathematics with an average of 85% or higher. For Grade 9 students planning on using this summer course to prepare for Senior School, they are required to finish Grade 9 mathematics with an average of 70% or higher. These students will retake the Grade 10 mathematics course again in Grade 10 (September). 

    This course is also a pathway for Grade 10 students interested in improving their understanding of this material.

    Students are encouraged to meet with their Student Success counsellor to discuss the best pathway for them.
    Textbook: Principles of Mathematics 10 (McGraw-Hill Ryerson), ISBN: 978007097339

    In June, families will receive an email with instructions on how to purchase their textbook from our HTS supplier.
    Cost: $1375 
    Dates: Wednesday, June 29, to Wednesday, July 27, 2022 (no school on Friday, July 1, to observe Canada Day)
    Time: 9:30am to 2:30pm

Grade 11 and 12 Summer Courses

List of 5 items.

  • GRADE 11 BIOLOGY (SBI3U)

    IMPORTANT 
    1. This course will be offered IN-PERSON ONLY on our HTS campus. 
    2. Students will be required to bring their own lunch each day. The Dining Hall will be closed for the entire duration of Summer School.

    This course will further your understanding of the amazing processes that occur in biological systems. You will study theory and conduct hands-on investigations in the areas of biodiversity; evolution; genetic processes; the structure and function of animals; and the anatomy, growth and function of plants. The course not only focuses on the theoretical aspects of the topics under study but also will help you refine skills related to conducting your own scientific investigation.

    Open to students currently in: Grade 10* & Grade 11

    Instructor: TBA
    Prerequisite: Grade 10 Science, Academic (SNC2D)
    *Notes: This course is best suited for students who want to earn their Grade 11 science credit but do not want to pursue biology in Grade 12 or in university.

    The SBI3U, Grade 11 biology course is open to students following one of two pathways:

    • For Grade 10 students planning on reaching ahead, they are required to finish the Grade 10 science, SNC2D, biology unit, with an average of 85% or higher.
    • Grade 11 students who have already completed Grade 11 chemistry with a final mark of over 85% and are interested in taking Grade 12 biology in day school in September. 
    Textbook: Biology 11 (Nelson), ISBN: 9780070915800

    In June, families will receive an email with instructions on how to purchase their textbook from our HTS supplier.
    Cost: $1375 
    Dates: Wednesday, June 29, to Wednesday, July 27, 2022 (no school on Friday, July 1, to observe Canada Day)
    Time: 9:30am to 2:30pm
  • GRADE 11 CHEMISTRY (SCH3U)

    IMPORTANT 
    1. This course will be offered IN-PERSON ONLY on our HTS campus. 
    2. Students will be required to bring their own lunch each day. The Dining Hall will be closed for the entire duration of Summer School.

    Chemistry impacts our everyday lives. We use salt and sugar to flavour the food we eat, we brush our teeth with sodium fluoride and we use vinegar in salad dressing and as a cleaning agent. Wouldn’t you like to know the structure and properties of these chemicals? Well, Grade 11 chemistry is the place to start! You will learn how matter reacts, how to compare and measure the relationships between various types of matter (solids, liquids and gases). You will also further develop your analytical skills to determine the impact of some common chemicals on our society and in the environment.

    Open to students currently in: Grade 10 & Grade 11 

    Instructor: TBA
    Prerequisite: Grade 10 Science, Academic (SNC2D)
    Notes: This course is best suited for students who want to earn their Grade 11 science credit but do not want to pursue chemistry in Grade 12 or in university.

    The SCH3U, Grade 11 chemistry course is open to students following one of two pathways:

    • For Grade 10 students planning on reaching ahead, they are required to finish the Grade 10 science, SNC2D, chemistry unit, with an average of 85% or higher.
    • Grade 11 students who have already completed Grade 11 chemistry with a final mark of over 85% and are interested in taking Grade 12 biology in day school in September.
    Textbook: Chemistry 11 (McGraw-Hill Ryerson), ISBN: 9780070915756

    In June, families will receive an email with instructions on how to purchase their textbook from our HTS supplier.
    Cost: $1375 
    Dates: Wednesday, June 29, to Wednesday, July 27, 2022 (no school on Friday, July 1, to observe Canada Day)
    Time: 9:30am to 2:30pm
  • GRADE 11 INTRODUCTION TO ANTHROPOLOGY, PSYCHOLOGY AND SOCIOLOGY (HSP3U)

    IMPORTANT 
    This course will be offered ONLINE ONLY.

    Who are we? Why do we do what we do? What is the impact of our decisions? The study of Anthropology, Psychology and Sociology will provide insight into these and other questions that shape human nature. Much of what you hear about human behaviour is really myths and misconceptions, which are often described as common sense. Throughout this course, you will challenge these myths by exploring the theories of Social Scientists and relating them back to your experiences. You will gain a better appreciation and understanding of the citizens of the world through the examination of the disciplines of Anthropology, Psychology and Sociology.

    Open to students currently in: Grade 10 or Grade 11

    Instructor: TBA
    Prerequisite: Grade 11 English, Academic (ENG2D) or Grade 10 Canadian History Since World War I, Academic (CHC2D)
    Textbook: Haskings-Winner.  Social Science: An Introduction – CONNECTschool.  eTEXT ISBN: 9781259650154

    In June, families will receive an email with instructions on how to purchase their eTEXT from our HTS supplier.
    Cost: $1375
    Dates: Wednesday, June 29, to Wednesday, July 27, 2022 (no school on Friday, July 1, to observe Canada Day)
    Time: 9:30am to 2:30pm
  • GRADE 12 ADVANCED FUNCTIONS (MHF4U)

    IMPORTANT 
    1. This course will be offered IN-PERSON ONLY on our HTS campus. 
    2. Students will be required to bring their own lunch each day. The Dining Hall will be closed for the entire duration of Summer School.

    This course builds upon your knowledge of functions from Grade 11 mathematics. Properties of polynomial, rational, trigonometric and exponential functions are broadened from previous courses. Logarithmic functions are introduced. Students also explore the combination of functions. Finally, you will begin to investigate rates of change, a building block for Calculus. You will be expected to demonstrate your understanding of all concepts graphically, algebraically, in words and using technology (using a graphing calculator and/or computer software). If you take this course, you will either use it as a prerequisite for Calculus & Vectors or to further your knowledge of functions before proceeding to one of many university programs. 

    Advisory Note: Students should be aware that they will need a thorough grasp of the concepts and content of Grade 11 mathematics as evidenced by a MINIMUM grade of 70% in MCR3U, if they expect to be able to meet the requirements of this course. It is required that students that have not met the minimum grade of 70% will meet with their Student Success Counsellor prior to attempting this course to determine the best plan of support. 

    Open to students currently in: Grade 11 or Grade 12

    Instructor: TBA
    Prerequisite: Grade 11 Functions, Academic (MCR3U) or Grade 11 Functions, Enriched (MCR3U1)
    Textbook: Advanced Functions 12 McGraw-Hill Ryerson, ISBN: 9780070266360

    In June, families will receive an email with instructions on how to purchase their textbook from our HTS supplier.
    Cost: $1375
    Dates: Wednesday, June 29, to Wednesday, July 27, 2022 (no school on Friday, July 1, to observe Canada Day)
    Time: 9:30am to 2:30pm
  • GRADE 12 ENGLISH (ENG4U)

    IMPORTANT 
    1. This course will be offered IN-PERSON ONLY on our HTS campus. 
    2. Students will be required to bring their own lunch each day. The Dining Hall will be closed for the entire duration of Summer School.

    Framed within a provocative discussion about the value of literature, the 4U course offers you the chance to hone the skills necessary for greater success in all post-secondary studies. Designed to maximize the independent efforts of each individual learner, this course puts a premium on discussion, creativity and critical thinking. You will work within broad novel-based units as you learn to make and find meaning. You will be required to demonstrate and refine the reading, writing and critical thinking skills you will have acquired in the first three years of high school. You will experience new narrative models — including literary non-fiction and historical fiction — all broadening the scope and range of your literary experience. A final culminating project will ask you to “teach-back” all that you know about literary analysis within a Book Club framework.

    Open to students currently in: Grade 11

    Instructor: TBA
    Prerequisite: Grade 11 English, Academic (ENG3U)
    Textbook: In May, families will receive an email with instructions on which books to purchase.
    Cost: $1375 
    Dates: Wednesday, June 29, to Wednesday, July 27, 2022 (no school on Friday, July 1, to observe Canada Day)
    Time: 9:30am to 2:30pm

Refund Policy

All cancellation requests must be received in writing by the Summer School Principal, John Doma by Sunday, May 23, 2022, to be eligible for a full refund minus a service charge of $50. After Sunday, May 23, 2022, no refunds will be approved.

Refunds will not be issued for days missed for any reason.

Program changes can be accommodated at any time, if space is available, by contacting the Summer School Principal
John Doma. Programs may be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, you will be notified if this is the case at the end of May.

Registration Instructions

HTS Summer School registration for HTS students will be completed on School Cash Online.

For non-HTS students, please contact Mr. John Doma for registration instructions.

If you have any questions, please contact the Summer School Principal, Mr. John Doma.

Program Guidelines

The following outlines our guidelines and approval process for summer school courses:

Course Approval Process
Students are required to meet the prerequisite requirements and the mark requirement to be enrolled in a course.

Students are encouraged to meet with their Student Success counsellor to discuss the best pathway for them.

Important: HTS students who register for a summer course at the HTS Summer Program MUST complete the add/drop form if the summer course registration affects the student's original schedule submitted to the school via Xello. The forms must be submitted to the Student Success Centre otherwise, students may have difficulty acquiring a revised schedule that meets their needs in September.

NON-HTS Students ONLY: a) You must have your Head of School or guidance counsellor submit in writing to the Summer School Principal, Mr. John Doma, indicating their approval for you to take this course. b) You must have your parent/guardian email Mr. John Doma indicating their approval for you to take this course. c) All NON-HTS students will be required to submit a Credit Counselling Form which the students' home school’s guidance department will produce. In place of a Credit Counselling Form, students may submit their most recent report card which must indicate the prerequisite course has been completed or is being completed.

Textbooks
Once registered, to purchase textbooks:
Summer School Dress Code
During the summer, students are not required to wear a uniform. However, an appropriate school summer dress is expected.

Acceptable:

  • Any type of t-shirt or polo shirt
  • Sleeveless tops
  • Shorts, skirts and dresses with a 3” inseam or greater
  • Jeans and yoga pants
  • Shoes, sandals and flip flops

Unacceptable:

  • Crop tops
  • Strapless or spaghetti strap tops or dresses
  • Shorts, skirts or dresses shorter than a 3” inseam
  • No hats in the building
Students in violation of these guidelines will be asked by faculty to change into appropriate clothing. If they cannot do so, they will be sent to the Director of Summer Programs and their parents will be contacted.

Attendance
Summer school attendance is compulsory to receive course credit. Students can only be absent up to two days.

We maintain strict registration and attendance procedures to help ensure the safety and security of all students and to properly track each child’s personal and medical information. Attendance will be taken and tracked every day by the summer school teacher.

Please email your child’s summer school teacher if your child will be absent or late to class. Please include your child’s name, course they are absent from, and any pertinent information in the email.

Student Behaviour
Although we will work hard to encourage and promote positive and healthy student deportment, please note that if your child does not adhere to the HTS code of conduct expectations, it is our right to remove your child from the course without refund. HTS' code of conduct will be shared with students on the first day of school.